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Low Signature Smokeless Rocket/Missile Environmentally Benign Propellant Formulations

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Technical Report,01 Oct 2005,30 Jun 2009

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U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Aberdeen Proving Ground

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This Environmental Health Assessment is part of an ongoing effort to assess the human health and environmental impact of items of Army materiel during the development process. The objective of the program is to reduce the human health and environmental impact of newly developed Army end items with concomitant reductions in overall costs, without sacrificing performance. The primary purpose of the RM 05-04 work unit is to eliminate lead from rocket and missile propellent formulations. Given the available data on the unknown or estimated properties of the substances, the amounts of projected use, and usage conditions, the compounds described in this assessment are not expected tp pose significant human health or environmental concerns. Although there are gaps for several of the compounds, there is sufficient evidence to support the use of these compounds as replacements for current lead-based formulations. It is recommended that this program progresses to the next stage and that the data gaps identified in this report be addressed.

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  • Environmental Health and Safety

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